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Critic David Edelstein says Ethan Hawke's new film about country singer-songwriter Blaze Foley is best at its simplest: "When [star Ben] Dickey performs, the movie is great."
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The alto saxophonist's new record with his band Five Elements is a two-disc set, in which most pieces are played twice, in differing elastic versions.
During the 2004 presidential election, opponents used falsehoods to attack Kerry's military record. He reflects on that campaign — and on the current state of American politics — in a new memoir.
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Gary Shteyngart's spectacular, sprawling new comic novel centers on a billionaire businessman, who, on the verge of ruin, embarks on a cross-country trip aboard a Greyhound bus.
Khalida Brohi grew up in tribal Pakistan, where her 14-year-old cousin was murdered by an uncle after she refused an arranged marriage. Her new memoir is I Should Have Honor.
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The host of the Emmy-nominated Daily Show revisits his childhood in apartheid-era South Africa in the memoir, Born a Crime. Originally broadcast Nov. 22, 2016.
In his Emmy-nominated Netflix series, Peter Morgan explores the shame, regret and "misdemeanors of the past" that haunt the House of Windsor. Originally broadcast Jan. 16, 2018.
A self-described "awkward black girl," Rae is now nominated for an Emmy for her starring role on Insecure, the HBO series she created. Originally broadcast Nov. 8, 2016.
Oliver talks about hosting Last Week Tonight. Janney says her relationships with her own family inform her role on Mom. Ken Tucker reviews King of the Road. Fresh Air remembers playwright Neil Simon.
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Taylor, who died Wednesday, began dancing when he was 22 and worked with some of the world's most renowned choreographers before establishing his own dance troupe. Originally broadcast in 1987.
Baldwin is nominated for an Emmy for playing the president on SNL. In 2017, he told Fresh Air that he plays the character in a exaggerated way: "It's kind of the Macy's Day Parade [version] of Trump."
Henry is nominated for an Emmy for his role as Alfred, aka the rapper "Paper Boi," on the FX series Atlanta. Originally broadcast April 18, 2018.
Colbert says hosting his Emmy-nominated late night show is like riding in a "flaming toboggan." At the end each night, he says, "You go, 'Hey! We survived!'" Originally broadcast Nov. 2, 2016.
The CNN anchor is nominated for an Emmy for his live interview with Conway. He talked about that interview and the SNL spoof of him and Conway in a 2018 conversation with Terry Gross.
Bell's CNN series is nominated for three 2018 Emmy awards. He talks about his genealogy and why he likes the word "negro" in an excerpt of this 2018 interview with Terry Gross.
Allison Janney has been nominated for an Emmy for her role on Mom. She told Fresh Air in 2014 that her relationships with her mother and her brother, who was an addict, help inform her character.
Scott Frank packed his Emmy-nominated Netflix miniseries with train robberies and shootouts — but challenged Western norms by putting women in charge of the town. Originally broadcast Dec. 11, 2017.
Simon, who died Sunday, spoke to Fresh Air in 1996 about finding balance between his desire for leisure time and his need to write: "They were at odds," he says. "I'm my own odd couple."
The host of On Last Week Tonight often dives into obscure stories on his Emmy-nominated show, including NRA TV and the laws that govern televangelism. Originally broadcast March 7, 2018.
The former prisoner of war, who died Saturday, told Terry Gross: "My experiences have made me so appreciative of the opportunities that I've been given." Originally broadcast in 2000 and 2005.